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RAeS events deliver expert content, insight and networking across the breadth of technical, engineering and business subjects affecting aerospace professionals.

Our annual calendar of around 20 events of lectures, technical visits, competitions and field trips are designed to support your professional development and industry knowledge.

JK Swire Annual Dinner & Lecture
1 November 2019

We are pleased to announce the highlight event of the year, our JK Swire Annual Dinner and Lecture. Our guest speaker, Graham Braithwaite, will put fun into a serious topic of A Journey through Safety Culture.

Graham is fascinated by the many elements that combine to achieve aviation safety and the ‘glue’ that is culture. Whilst there is much talk of a thing called ’safety culture’ these days, there are so many elements of culture that influence the way we communicate, learn and interact with each other - and in turn, have an effect on safety.

Professor Graham Braithwaite is Director of Transport Systems at Cranfield University - one of the eight themes the Safety and Accident Investigation Centre, Centre for Air Transport Management; Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre; Centre for Engineering Photonics and National Flying Laboratory Centre. He also holds a Chair in Safety and Accident Investigation. He completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Transport Management and Planning and a PhD in Aviation Safety Management from Loughborough University and in 2012, was given the honour of ‘Distinguished Alumni’ for his work in aviation safety and education.

Join us at the Intercontinental Tsim Sha Tsui to mingle with friends and colleagues, in a great setting to also learn and share.

Date 1 November 2019, 730pm
Venue : Intercontinental Tsim Sha Tsui

Dress code is black tie or lounge suite for men.

Ticket prices 
Branch Member : HKD600
Non Branch Member : HKD1000
Student in full time study : HKD400

An email will be sent to you with payment details and once payment is received, a confirmation email will be provided.

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Air Accidents Investigation, surviving air accidents
24 September 2019

Apologies for the short notice, but the branch is pleased to announce that William Cusato, Director of 747 & 767, The Boeing Company will be in Hong Kong to lecture on safety.

He will talk to us about air accident investigations, and focusing on lessons learned from ones where passengers survived these incidents.  Take a chance to listen to an experienced aviation professional and have an insight into the facinating world of surviving air accidents.

Date : 24 September 2019, 6pm
Venue :  Cathay City, HK International Airport, (TDC 431)

Spaces are limited so register below.  

If the event is approaching capacity, we will send confirmation and reject emails to those who have registered.

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I can’t do up buttons. However, I can fly an aeroplane
23 Sept 2019 - EVENT POSTPONED

Kevin Arblaster overcame physical disability to achieve his life’s ambition - becoming a pilot. Kevin explains how he overcame prejudice and the regulations to fulfil his dream. His inspirational talk highlights the potential of differently abled people.

Kevin developed cerebral palsy as a child. Being determined to not let disability define his life, he studied for his HND in Computer Software Engineering and is self-employed as a computer programmer. He took up flying in 1998 and with the help of the British Disabled Flying Association (now Aerobility) he first flew solo in 2010, finally qualifying for the Private Pilot’s Licence in 2018. He was awarded the Pooley’s Aviator Sword in recognition of his outstanding achievement.

Date : 23 Sept, 2019, 6pm to 7pm
Location : Auditorium, Cathay Pacific City, HK International Airport. 

Annual General Meeting
29 May 2019

The Branch AGM will be held on 29 May 2019 at the Government Flying Service.

Following the AGM, there will be a lecture on the role and training of a GFS winchman. Many have seen the videos on the news, and now our members will get close to see how the GFS prepares for this demanding role.

This will be followed by a  tour of the winchman VR training facilities & winchman platforms with refreshments afterwards.

Date 29 May 2019, 6pm
Location : GFS HQ, South Perimeter Road, HK International Airport.

The following commitee members are seeking re-election for the 2019/2020 committee.

Mr. Neil Glenn - Chairman - Cathay Pacific AIrways
Mr. Darryl Chan - Honorary Secretary, Hong Kong Radar Aviation Services
Dr. Eric Wong - Treasurer - Hong Kong PolyTechnic University
Mr. Philippe Christol - Events Secretary - Cathay Pacific Airways
Mr. Nuwan Kamaragoda - Membership Secretary - Cathay Pacific Airways
Mr Thomas Yeung - Young Members Chairperson, Government Flying Services

Mr. John Kinsman - The Boeing Company
Mr. Patrick Li
Mr. Mark Hayman - Hong Kong PolyTechnic University
Mr. S S Lam - Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited
Dr. KS Fung - HK Institute of Vocational Education (Chai Wan)
Mr. Jimmy Tang - Vocational Training Council (Tsing Yi)
Mr. Tommy Au Yeung - Hong Kong Air Traffic Control
Mr Chris Entwistle, CAE Hong Kong
Mr Kent Wong, Metrojet
Mr WK Chan, Hong Kong Aircraft  Engineering Company
Mr Martin Hall, Gulstream G550 Captain

The following committee members will be standing down.

Mr. Albert Chan - Government Flying Service
Mr. Raymond Hung - Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department 

The following members wish to be elected for the 2019/2020 committee.

Mr Ken Kwan, Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department
Mr Joe Cua, Government Flying Service

If you wish to be considered for the committee, please submit your name and brief bio via the About Us by clicking the button below.

The AGM is for members only.  Please register here.

Commiittee nominationRegister Here